Jennie Kiessling

MA,  University of Chicago
BFA,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Masonville, Colorado
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Adjunct Faculty, Visual/Media Arts, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO.

Instagram @newpractice

Represented on Artfare  https://www.artfare.com/jennie-kiessling

email J.L.Kiessling@gmail.com

Upcoming: Cheyenne, Wyoming January 2023

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2022        In the Garden, In the Distance, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

2018        When The Image Comes Into Your Mind After What It Is, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

2018         Same Mind, Esther & John Clay Fine Art Gallery, Laramie County Community College, WY.

2017          Jennie Kiessling: New Work, Artisan Framing Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.

2016         Meditations on the Inner Reaches of Outer Space w/Jennifer Davey, Artworks Loveland, CO.

2015          The View from There,  The Hall Gallery, Artworks Loveland, Loveland CO.

2013          Know Place. Like Home, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.

2012          Southwest Abstraction, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.

2011          NeoWest:Two Voices, w/Cassidy Velazquez, Plaza Diane Center for the Arts, Powell, WY.

2011          Unspoken, w/Leah Harding, Western Wyoming College. Rock Springs, WY.

2011          Marrow, Naropa Unversity, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder, CO.

2009         Breath and Language,  w/Camellia El Antably, Valhall Arts, Ft. Collins, CO.

2008         So it’s come to this…..CoCOA Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO.

1992          Gonzalez/Kiessling: Beacon Street Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1992          Perspectives, McClean County Art Center, IL

1991          Power Prostitutes Purity, w/Mario Gonzalez, Around the Coyote, Chgo. IL.

1991          Borders: Imaginary/Real, w/Mario Gonzalez, The Guild Complex Chgo. IL.

1991          Jan Cicero Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1990          Public Poster Series II, various locations, Chgo. IL.

1989          American Bar Association Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1989          Public Posters Series I, various locations, Chgo. IL.

1988          The Limelight, Chgo. IL.

1987          Natalini Gallery, Chgo. IL.

Group Shows

2021        On Edge, Edge Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver, CO.

2018         Drawn Thought, Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, WY.

2016         Surface as Cipher, Curator Andrew Roberts-Gray, Patton Mallot Gallery, Anderson Ranch. CO.

2016         A Contemplative Act, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.

2016         Mark Making, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO.

2015         Line, White Cube Gallery, Naropa University, Nalanda Campus, Boulder, CO.

2015         Annual Contemporary Art Survery, Juror, Dean Sobel, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins,                        CO.

2015         In Conversation, Artworks Loveland, Loveland, CO.

2014         Vivid Conversations, curator, Lili Francuz, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO.

2014          Invention Re-Invention, GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.

2011           Half the Sky, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL.

2010          Contemporary Women, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.

2009          The End of the 80’s, Evram Eisen Gallery,  Chgo. IL.

2009          Convergence, Front Range Community College, CO.

2008          Rocky Mountain Biennial, FCMOA, Fort Collins,  CO.

2007          Bucking Tradition & Culture, Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY.

2007          Desire, Dennis Small Cultural Center, CU,  Boulder, CO.

2006          Image and Word, Windsor Library, Windsor, CO.

2003          Improv Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO.

2000          Hidden Treasures, The Humboldt Park Stables, Chgo. IL.

2000         What is Drawing Now? Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

2000          Midwest Winter, Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI.

1999           Winter International, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE.

1997           10th Annual Women’s Work, NAAC Gallery, Woodstock, IL.

1997          The Goddess on Division Street, The Guild Complex, Chgo.

1996           What U b About ? Malcolm X College, Chgo. IL.

1996           The Wild Women an Endangered Species, Pangea Gallery

1995           Ignite, Pangea Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1995           Corpus Mundi, Pangea Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1995           Acme Art Company, Columbus, OH.

1995           Mixed Blood,  Beacon Street Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1990           Response to War, Artemisia Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1990           Perceptions of the Other, The Spertus Museum, Chgo.IL.

1989           Miami Expo’89, Miami, FL.

1989           Artists’ Against Homelessness, Guild Complex, Chgo. IL.

1988           Catart, Gallery 1370, Chgo. IL.

1988           Emerging Midwestern Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chgo.IL.

1988           Chicago Artists’, Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD.

1987           A Show for Young Collectors, Natalini Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1986           The House Show, Missouri Gallery, Chgo. IL.

1986            Artists’ Against Apartheid, Casa Aztlan, Chgo. IL.


2022,  DARIA Art Magazine, https://www.dariamag.com/home/in-the-garden-in-the-distance 

2021, Shoutout Colorado, https://shoutoutcolorado.com/meet-jennie-kiessling-painter/

2020, Voyage Denver, http://voyagedenver.com/interview/meet-jennie-kiessling/

2019,  Studio Visit, Volume 34, pg .95, The Open Studio Press,

2018, Dikeou Collection ART-CO  http://dikeoucollection.org/artco/jennie-kiessling/

2018,  Art strata: deposition and erosion as process and message http://www.wyofile.com/blog/art-strata-deposition-erosion-process-message/

2018,   Drawn Thought http://www.rocketminer.com/news/drawn-thought/article_07bae000-3994-5cee-a1e3-c8cd16bb1165.html

2017,  Jennie Kiessling, Drawn and Erased  https://vimeo.com/171357487

2015,  Kiessling takes Minimalist Approach http://www.reporterherald.com/loveland-art/ci_28960056/teacher-jennie-kiessling-takes-minimalist-approach-her-own

2011, Unspokenhttp://rocketminer.com/stories/Unspoken-art-who-on-display-at-WWCC,2458

1995, Phiadon Press, Graphic Agitation, Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties


2019 Ucross Foundation Residency

2012 NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Grant

1998 NEA New Forms Regional Art Grant

Work in private collections

Served on numerous grant panels and for juried exhibitions


2014 -2020 Artworks Loveland Center for Contemporary Art: Studio artist

2012 – 2014, Represented by GVG Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM.